May 19, 2005
Suzuki appointed a new automobile distributor in Malaysia
Suzuki Motor Corporation appointed a new automobile importer/distributor "SUZUKI MALAYSIA AUTOMOBILE Sdn.Bhd." (hereinafter SMA) which was founded by a Malaysian conglomerate enterprise "DRB-HICOM" with the aim of enhancing automobile sales in its market.
SMA is a new firm which DRB-HICOM established for import/distribution of automobiles of Suzuki brand, whose capital is RM 5 million (USD1.3 million), 100% invested by DRB-HICOM. The Chairman of DRB-HICOM, Mr. Mohd Saleh Sulong was installed as the Chairman of SMA.
SMA will start its sale of a passenger vehicle "Swift", a multi-purpose-vehicle "APV" and a SUV "Grand Vitara". The sales target of its 1st year is amounted to 4,000 units.
On May 16th, the launching event of "Swift" was held with the presence of Mr. Osamu Suzuki, Chairman & CEO of Suzuki Motor Corporation and Mr. Mohd Saleh Sulong.

Outline of SMA
Company name: Suzuki Malaysia Automobile Sdn.Bhd.
Located in: Selangor, Malaysia
Capital: RM 5,000,000 (Approx.USD 1,300,000)
Shareholder: DRB-HICOM (100%)
Date of Establishment:   December 27th, 2004
Products: Passenger vehicles and MPV of Suzuki(Swift, APV, Grand Vitara, etc)
Number of Dealers: 20 points(plan of the year 2005)
Sales plan: 4,000 units(year 2005)